.us Domain

America's online address

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Sell your craft or launch your online venture with a domain made just for the USA.

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What can you do with a .us domain?

Build your business on brand America

The .us domain extension is a valid domain that is only available in the United States. It's as American as apple pie, baseball, or the romcom. Registration is easy and fast.

Grow and protect your brand

A .us domain is a great way to grow your business as a complement to an existing domain. Plus, once you register your unique business name with this domain extension — it won't be available for anyone else.

Appeal to a local audience

Show the world that you support local, American businesses. Inspire your customers and those in your workplace. Highlight the market that helped make your business a success. Your name, naturally, comes first.

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How to get your .us domain for free

Get a free .us domain bundled in with any of these great products.

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Web Hosting plan

  • FREE .us domain for 1 year
  • 1 email account
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited databases
  • Scalable performance
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MyWebsite plan

  • FREE .us domain
  • 5 email accounts
  • Wildcard SSL Certificate
  • Website builder
  • Business widgets
  • Multilingual
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Business Email plan

  • FREE .us domain *1 email account with 12 GB
  • Spam filter
  • Webmail *Synchronized on all devices

Benefits of registering a .us domain with IONOS

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A professional email address (for example: me@mycompany.com) connected to your domain with 2 GB of mailbox space to start. Upgrade anytime for more space.

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For reliable protection of your website visitors and to increase your ranking on Google, one SSL Wildcard Certificate is included per contract.

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10,000 subdomains

Up to 10,000 subdomains to customize and structure your website, for example: news.mycompany.com.

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Easy setup

One-click activation makes it easy to connect your domain with email, hosting, or social media profiles.

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Domain lock

The domain transfer lock ensures your domain cannot be transferred by unauthorized third parties.

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24/7 customer support

Our professional, knowledgeable support team is always available for help and advice, 24/7.

.us domains — FAQs

No, not right now. Private registration, also known as WHOIS privacy and domain privacy protection, is not available for .us domains because the conditions set by the registry do not allow for proxy registrations. This means your name or business entity will be searchable in the WHOIS database.

The .us domain extension, the official domain extension for the United States, was established in 1985 and was the internet's first country-specific TLD. This domain extension is perfect for those looking to grow their brand domestically in the United States, as it demonstrates that your business or organization is local — to both consumers and search engines. It's therefore a popular option for all kinds of websites, from simple blogs to large corporate sites and everything in between.

Securing your very own .us domain with IONOS couldn't be easier. To get started, you will first need to make sure the domain name you want is available. You can do this by simply entering your desired name into the search bar at the top of the page. If the domain name you selected isn't available, you will be provided with several similar alternatives. For example, you might get a recommended synonym or slight variation in your chosen name. Once you've selected a domain name, it's then simply a matter of following our simple registration instructions.

Unlike some other country-specific TLDs, the .us domain has rules determining who is allowed to register, known as the NEXUS requirements. The easiest way to meet the requirements is to be a United States citizen or resident, or a US-based organization or business. However, foreign businesses can also register a .us domain provided they can prove they have a bona fide presence in the United States. In practice, this may include having active office space and conducting regular commercial or non-commercial activities in the country.

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